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“Ideal in so many ways!”

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Secluded Courtyard
REAR OF THE RETREAT
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

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Karen M
Southport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Ideal in so many ways!”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Just spent a week at the retreat in Shanklin and can't explain how wonderful it was. Visited IOW 30 years ago and longed to show our children how beautiful it all is and we sure did. Our house was amazing and so perfect for so many adults and our dog. The neighbours- the owners- were ideal for information but also discreet. We were an easy walking distance to the town ( and loved the Steamer Inn) and the beach. Visited Fine Nammet for our son's birthday and were delighted with the food, the staff and price! Highlight of the week was the model village at Godshill and the Essex pub!! Enjoyed many BBQs in the private garden in the house and the good weather allowed for all the doors to open- felt quite Mediterranean! We can clearly see and agree why every visitor states in the Visitor's book how happy they were here and how they intend to return!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jane Ann...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderful stay!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Wow! The house is really big, big enough for 7 of us and the rooms are spacious with bathrooms attached! The house is very well kitted and if you dont fancy eating out, all you need is in that kitchen! They had even given us a starter of eggs, milk, butter and bread! The host parents are great as our van's window was playing up, George (the host dad) helped us fixed it! :) For a friendly stay at Shaklin, I would whole heartly recommend Retreat as its a real treat to pamper yourself to a great place.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Mar 2014
thanks for your review
my parents will love the bit about them

mrs hannan
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therealth...
London, Uk
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Spacious & comfortable home in handy location”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We decided to visit the IOW on a last minute break with our parents so there were 5 adults & our dog! The house is well designed and its great for each set of adults to have their own bathrooms. The kitchen diner lounge is comfortable and one of the few homes that has big enough sofas to accommodate all guests. The garden is compact & would be great in the summer to sit out in. We stayed during a week in September when the weather was mild but the house is very warm even without any heating or the fire on.
Our only issues are that the pillows could be better quality and the wi-fi connection is poor . You have to connect to to the wireless of the neighbours ( landlords parents). Overall a great house within walking distance of Shanklin.

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Liked best: The space & bathrooms
Liked least: Poor wi fi
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lisa b
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic, The best self catering accomadation i have ever stayed in”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

A fabulous holiday home for all the family. Beautiful interior and large bedrooms, perfectly accommodating all ages with the main bedroom on the first floor and only a few steps up from the open plan lounge/diner. Table and furnishings perfect to accommodate a large family with seating up to 8 people. House fully kitted for everything you need with games for the family and kids, Wii player, DVD's, hair dryer and even a coffee machine. It really was home from home and certainly the best self catering accommodation I have ever stayed in. Perfect location not far from the old town of Shanklin, which hosts some beautiful thatched cottages just a short distance from the beach. A very relaxing stay and I would highly recommend this beautiful retreat to anyone. Thank you Mr and Mrs Hannan. :-)

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Liked best: The homely feel
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: Open plan family enjoyment-playing games and generally chilling out!
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Aug 2013
thank you so much for your review of our property and for your positive words

Regards


Jeremy Hannan
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Raine100
Cardiff
2 reviews
“Modern, clean, walking distance to Shanklin, lovely home :-)”
Reviewed 7 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Just wanted to say what a lovely holiday we had at the retreat. I stayed with my husband, mum and dad, three sisters, my sisters fiancé, and our little baby - unfortunately we only had a couple of days of nice weather but the house was great so we didn't get cabin fever. We each had our own bathroom with amazing showers and there was lots of board games to keep us entertained. There was also enough room for us to all sit around the big television watching DVDs and have family meals at the table in the evening. There is enough seating in the garden for eight people so we enjoyed spending one sunny evening chatting there. The house is within walking distance to all the shops and pubs in Shanklin - we had a great meal at the Crab on our first night and also enjoyed a meal at Pavarotti’s Italian restauarant. I recommend a walk along the coast to Sandown - it is a few miles there and back but it is definitely worth it. We also visited the chilli farm, the Spyglass (wonderful seafood), and Godshill (where there was a sausage and cider festival). The house was lovely and warm, with a well equipped kitchen and I would definitely recommend it to large families travelling to Shanklin.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
8 Aug 2013
thank you so much for your review of our property and for your positive words

Regards


Jeremy Hannan
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London.
Reviewed 7 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
8 Aug 2013
thank you so much for your review of our property and for your positive words

Regards


Jeremy Hannan
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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